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Mesopotamia Μεσοποταμία بلاد الرافدين‎ "land of rivers", is a name for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, the northeastern section of Syria and to a much lesser extent southeastern Turkey and smaller parts of southwestern Iran.

Widely considered to be "the cradle of civilization" in the West, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, all native to the territory of modern-day Iraq. The name Mesopotamia, Greek for “land between the rivers,” was given the region by Alexander the Great.

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Uruk

Ur

Larsa

  • Naplanum ca. 1961–1940 BC
  • Emisum ca. 1940–1912 BC
  • Samium ca. 1912–1877 BC
  • Zabaia ca. 1877–1868 BC
  • Gungunum ca. 1868–1841 BC
  • Abisare ca. 1841–1830 BC
  • Sumuel ca. 1830–1801 BC
  • Nur-Adad ca. 1801–1785 BC
  • Sin-Iddinam ca. 1785–1778 BC
  • Sin-Eribam ca. 1778–1776 BC
  • Sin-Iqisham ca. 1776–1771 BC
  • Sin-Eribam
  • Silli-Adad ca. 1771–1770 BC
  • Warad-Sin ca. 1770–1758 BC
  • Rim-Sin I ca. 1758–1699 BC

Kish

Sumer

Lagash

Akkadian Empire

Babylon

Assyria

Persia